BSCAA appoints new national president

The BSCAA elects first female national president and first vice president for 2019-2021.

The Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) has elected former president of the industry body’s Queensland division, Kim Puxty as its new national president for 2019-2021.

Puxty, who is administration manager for Ellems Cleaning Services, takes over from long-serving national president and director of GJK Facility Services, George Stamas.

Current president of the association’s NSW division Debbie Delimitros has also been elected national vice president for 2019-2021.

State representatives include Matthew Collings (Tasmania), Joe Kaplan (Victoria), Peter Rundle (South Australia), Lyn Whelan (Western Australia) and Mark Nipper (Queensland).

Puxty and Delimitros are the first women to be appointed to the role of president and vice-president respectively.

Puxty said she is excited to work with the board on rejuvenating the direction of the association by focusing on developing its 2019-2021 strategies and goals.

“I look forward to the outcomes of this combined effort and am fortunate to have the collective knowledge and experience of each state whose contribution and involvement will make an exciting journey,” she told INCLEAN.

Puxty’ said the association’s priorities will be to focus on being at the forefront of government and industry issues.

“BSCAA is ready for new initiatives and there is a high level of eagerness from the board to start developing them.  We are currently in discussions about the Modern Slavery Act and the compliance implications on cleaning businesses working for companies with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 million.”

Delimitros said the national priorities for BSCAA for the next 12 months is to ensure the association remains committed to working with government and industry stakeholders to improve the professionalism of the industry, as well the promotion of the association’s AustralianSuper Excellence Awards. 

“I would like to see that our AustralianSuper Excellence Awards which are held in each state, become the ‘go-to’ event of the year for all cleaning companies, whether they be members of the BSCAA or not.  This event is a wonderful celebration of our cleaners and companies for all of the hard work they do and provides well-deserved recognition for their achievements.”

The national board for 2019 is:

  • National president: Kim Puxty
  • Vice president/NSW state representative: Debbie Delimitros
  • Treasurer/Tasmania state representative: Matthew Collings
  • Victoria state representative: Joe Kaplan
  • SA state representative: Peter Rundle
  • WA state representative: Lyn Whelan
  • Queensland state representative: Mark Nipper

BSCAA is Australia’s peak industry representative body for the building services industry. Association members include contractors for cleaning, security, facilities management and grounds maintenance. The management changes were announced at the national annual general meeting this week.

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